Influenza A Virus

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- Australia working on swine flu vaccine - 6.5
- US' 49 states gripped with influenza - 6.5
- H1N1 flu vaccines to be used in 2010 influenza season - 6.5
- Human Swine Influenza Investigation in US - 6.4
- Another test for 2009 H1N1 influenza virus - 6.1
- Seasonal influenza vaccine for 2009-2010 approved by US - 6
- Researchers cracking the code of bird flu time bomb - 5.8
- Universal influenza vaccine possible in future - 5.7
- Surgical mask on flu patients can reduce spread of infectious virus - 5.7
- Avian influenza situation in Egypt - a new case detected - 5.7

Influenza A Virus articles

H7N9 bird flu in China - 104 cases
Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission notified WHO of an additional two laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. Both the patients are reported from Zhejiang province.

Flublok seasonal influenza vaccine approved in US
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has approved Flublok, the first trivalent influenza vaccine made using an insect virus (baculovirus) expression system and recombinant DNA technology. Flublok is approved for the prevention of seasonal influenza in people 18 through 49 years of age.

Bird Flu rears its head again
UN FAO recently urged heightened readiness and surveillance against a possible major resurgence of the H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza amid signs that a mutant strain of the deadly Bird Flu virus is spreading in Asia and beyond, with unpredictable risks to human health.

Virus hybridization could create pandemic bird flu
Genetic interactions between avian H5N1 influenza and human seasonal influenza viruses have the potential to create hybrid strains combining the virulence of bird flu with the pandemic ability of H1N1, according to a new study.

Vaccinate against H1N1 Flu and Seasonal Flu
It is not too late for those who have not been immunized against the novel H1N1 influenza A virus or seasonal influenza to protect themselves from a potentially serious and possibly fatal illness.

H1N1 influenza severity linked to Streptococcus pneumoniae
The presence of the Streptococcus pneumoniae in samples that can be easily obtained in clinics and emergency rooms may predict risk of severe disease in H1N1 pandemic influenza.

Children more likely to catch swine flu or pandemic H1N1 virus
Young people aged under 18 years are more likely than adults to catch swine flu from an infected person in their household, revealed by researchers in a recent study.

Human protein may prevent H1N1 influenza infection
Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers have identified a naturally occurring human protein that helps prevent infection by H1N1 influenza and other viruses, including West Nile and dengue virus.

H1N1 vaccination to include all patients in Pennsylvania, US
Certified healthcare providers who have already immunized patients most at risk of complications from the H1N1 flu virus may now offer the vaccine to anyone who wants it, the Department of Health announced today.

H1N1 flu toll rose to 92 in Pune, India
H1N1 swine flu toll in the Pune city of Maharashtra state in India rose to 92 after a nearly 6 month pregnant woman succumbed to the H1N1 flu infection in a hospital last night.

177 new cases of H1N1 flu, 4 schools shut in Delhi
H1N1 flu or swine flu cases are continued to rise in New Delhi, capital of India. 177 people were tested positive for the H1N1 virus.

Novartis' Agriflu seasonal influenza vaccine approved in US
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Agriflu for people ages 18 years and older to prevent disease caused by influenza virus subtypes A and B.

New H1N1 flu cases reduced in UK
The number of estimated new swine flu cases has fallen significantly in the past week, the Health Protection Agency has announced. The consultation rate for flu-like illness in England from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) scheme decreased to 36.0 per 100,000 in week 45 compared to 37.7 in week 44.

H1N1 vaccines to include infants and children
US FDA has approved the use of the CSL Limited's 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine to include children ages 6 months and older. This vaccine was previously approved only for use in adults, ages 18 years and older.

Many parents, high priority adults didn't get H1N1 vaccine
In US, majority of adults who tried to get the H1N1 vaccine for themselves or their children have been unable to do so, revealed in a poll from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).

H1N1 virus pandemic lessons shared by Australia and New Zealand
Australia and New Zealand sharing the lessons learned in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) across these two countries on the impact of the H1N1 (swine flu) virus. The information being shared with countries in the Northern Hemisphere to help them prepare for their upcoming flu season.

Eight more H1N1 flu deaths, toll reaches 359 in India
Influenza A H1N1 claimed eight more lives across the country raising the total number of deaths to 359 till now. And 185 fresh H1N1 flu cases have been reported, reaching to 11253 positive cases of swine flu in India.

H1N1 vaccine Focetria receives positive opinion from CHMP
Novartis announced that Focetria, the Novartis Influenza A(H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccine, has received a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMEA).

H1N1 flu vaccines to be used in 2010 influenza season
Pandemic influenza A H1N1 viruses are becoming much more common than the current seasonal influenza. WHO health experts have recommended that vaccines for use in the 2010 influenza season (southern hemisphere winter) contain the following:

H1N1 flu drug Fluvir available in India
Fluvir -- the first anti-swine flu Influenza A H1N1 Oseltamivir drug is launched in the retail markets in India. Till date H1N1 virus has claimed 257 lives and affected 8,153 people in the country.

Swine flu cases decreasing in UK
The weekly number of new swine flu or Influenza A H1N1 cases in the UK continues to fall, the Chief Medical Officer said in his latest pandemic flu update. Sir Liam Donaldson said that in the week to August 27 there were an estimated 5,000 new infections, down from 11,000 the week before.

India H1N1 flu update - 1927 positive for H1N1 virus
Health screening of passengers coming from affected countries is continuing in 22 International airports. 42,024 passengers have been screened on 16.8.2009 of which 30,644 passengers were from affected countries.

Avian influenza increases Parkinson's disease risk
At least one strain of the H5N1 avian influenza virus leaves survivors at significantly increased risk for Parkinson's disease and possibly other neurological problems later in life, according to new research from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

New decisions for tackling H1N1 in India
Indian Minister for Health and Family Welfare reviewed the situation of the Influenza A H1N1 outbreak in the country. The Cabinet Secretary also attended the review meeting.

Update on Influenza a H1N1 in India
Health screening of passengers coming from affected countries is continuing in 22 International airports. 42,103 passengers have been screened on 9.8.2009 of which 34,366 passengers were from affected countries.

Another test for 2009 H1N1 influenza virus
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a another diagnostic test for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, whose spread has caused the virus to be characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

Seasonal influenza vaccine for 2009-2010 approved by US
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has approved a vaccine for 2009-2010 seasonal influenza in the United States. The seasonal influenza vaccine will not protect against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus.

298 positive for Influenza A H1N1 recorded in India
Health screening of passengers coming from affected countries to India is continuing in 22 International airports. 50,858 passengers have been screened on 18.7.2009 of which 40,675 passengers were from affected countries.

Influenza a H1N1 update - 158 cases in India
Health screening of passengers coming from affected countries is continuing in 22 International airports. 45,107 passengers have been screened on 7.7.2009 of which 34,233 passengers were from affected countries. 224 doctors and 112 paramedics are manning 81 counters at these airports.

India got 4 new cases of H1N1 today
Health screening of passengers coming from affected countries is continuing in 22 International airports in India. 51,648 passengers have been screened on 27.6.2009 of which 39,181 passengers were from affected countries.

59 tested positive for Influenza A H1N1, India
Health screening of passengers coming from affected countries is continuing in 21 International airports. 46661 passengers have been screened on 20.6.2009.

4 new H1N1 cases reported from Delhi, India
Health screening of passengers coming from affected countries is continuing in 21 International airports in India. 40815 passengers have been screened on 16.6.2009.

Swine flu transmission to humans occurred months before outbreak
A new analysis of the current swine-origin H1N1 influenza A virus suggests that transmission to humans occurred several months before recognition of the existing outbreak.

Indian Government is fully prepared to deal with H1N1
Indian Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad has assured the people of the country that the country is fully prepared to face the challenge of H1N1, which has been declared a phase 6 pandemic by the World Health Organization.

Influenza pandemic alert raised to phase 6, WHO
On the basis of available evidence and expert assessments of the evidence, the scientific criteria for an influenza pandemic have been met. The Director-General of WHO has therefore decided to raise the level of influenza pandemic alert from phase 5 to phase 6.

New accurate diagnostic test for swine H1N1 influenza
A new, easy-to-perform method for detecting both seasonal influenza A virus and the emerging H1N1 swine-derived influenza A virus in human clinical samples offers a fast, sensitive, and cost-effective diagnostic test that runs on standard laboratory equipment.

11 tested positive for Influenza A H1N1, India
In India health screening of passengers coming from affected countries is continuing in 21 International airports. 44489 passengers have been screened on 9.6.2009.

10 tested positive for Influenza A H1N1, India
In India, 176 persons have been tested of which ten have been tested positive for novel Influenza A [H1N1]. The rest of the samples have been found negative for the novel virus.

35 new confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu virus in Scotland
Scotland has 35 new confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu virus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 189.

10 early lessons learned from H1N1 outbreak
A new report - The Pandemic Flu: Lessons from the Frontlines - reviews 10 early lessons learned from the response to the H1N1 (swine) flu outbreak, 10 ongoing core vulnerabilities in U.S. pandemic flu preparedness.

Swine flu vaccine candidate prepared by UK
A strain of virus suitable for vaccine manufacture has now been produced and is being made available to the pharmaceutical industry and other flu laboratories.

Swine flu monitoring is continuing at Indian airports
World Health Organization has reported 12,954 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A/H1N1 infection from 46 countries as on 26th May 2009. There have been 92 deaths.

GSK to manufacture A H1N1 influenza vaccine
GSK is committed to supporting governments and health authorities around the world to respond to the emergence of the new A (H1N1) influenza strain.

WHO reported 8480 swine flu cases in 39 countries
As of 06:00 GMT, 17 May 2009, 39 countries have officially reported 8480 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.

Swine flu Influenza A H1N1 update 27, WHO
Swine influenza (Swine flu) refers to influenza cases that are caused by Orthomyxoviruses. As of 06:00 GMT, 13 May 2009, 33 countries have officially reported 5728 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.

4694 cases of swine flu in 30 countries
As of 06:00 GMT, 11 May 2009, 30 countries have officially reported 4694 cases of Swine flu or swine influenza A(H1N1) infection, as per WHO.

Swine flu update - 29 countries reported 4379 cases
World Health Organization updated the Swine flu report as of 07:30 GMT, 10 May 2009, 29 countries have officially reported 4379 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.

Hong Kong released quarantined Metropark hotel guests in Wan Chai
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's health authorities Friday evening lifted a quarantine on the Metropark Hotel in Wan Chai.

Keep swine flu leaflets safe - McGimpsey
Over 800,000 leaflets giving the public important information about swine flu will begin dropping through letter-boxes across Northern Ireland today.

Swine flu - Influenza A H1N1 update 22
As of 16:00 GMT, 8 May 2009, 25 countries have officially reported 2500 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.

World is better prepared for influenza pandemic
The world is better prepared for an influenza pandemic than at any time in history, thanks, in part, to vigilance and diligence of countries, Director-General Dr Margaret Chan said in her address to a special meeting of ASEAN+3 health ministers in Bangkok, Thailand.

Influenza A and safety of pork
In the ongoing spread of influenza A(H1N1), concerns about the possibility of this virus being found in pigs and the safety of pork and pork products have been raised.

Sanofi Pasteur's New Influenza Vaccine Plant, US
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group (Euronext: SAN) (NYSE: SNY), announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has licensed its new influenza vaccine manufacturing facility.

Swine influenza - 1893 cases in 23 countries
As of 16:00 GMT, 6 May 2009, 23 countries have officially reported 1893 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.

Swine Flu update for people with heart disease
In general, influenza of all types can pose greater dangers for people with heart failure, or with any cardiovascular disease. Like seasonal flu, swine flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.

No case of influenza A swine flu reported, India
World Health Organization has reported 1516 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A/H1N1 infection with 30 deaths from twenty two countries. There are 403 laboratory confirmed human cases in USA with one death.

Social separation stops flu spread
A disease spread simulation has emphasized that flu interventions must be imposed quickly, if they are to be effective. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health have shown that staying at home, closing schools and isolating infected people within the home should reduce infection, but only if they are used in combination, activated without delay and maintained for a relatively long period.

No swine flu case in India
In a report released by Indian Health officials it is confirmed that there is no swine flu case identified, and all the samples are negative of passengers coming to India.

Influenza A update - 18 countries 898 cases of swine flu
As of 1600 GMT, 3 May 2009, 18 countries have officially reported 898 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection, says World Health Organization, Switzerland.

Americans concerned about their family during swine flu pandemic
Following the declaration of a public health emergency due to the new H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, the Harvard Opinion Research Program at the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a poll about how concerned Americans are about the outbreak, how they are responding and what they believe about transmission, prevention and treatment.

Swine influenza update - 13 countries, 367 cases
The situation continues to evolve. As of 23:30 GMT, 1 May 2009, 13 countries have officially reported 367 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.

Swine influenza vaccine soon by Lipoxen, UK
Lipoxen plc (AIM:LPX) ("Lipoxen" or "the Company"), a bio-pharmaceutical company specialising in the development of high value differentiated biologicals, vaccines and siRNA delivery, and Cambridge Biostability Ltd (CBL), the developer of temperature stable vaccines and biopharmaceuticals, are pleased to announce that they have achieved positive preclinical results for the delivery of a novel and enhanced influenza vaccine based on the combination of Lipoxen's novel vaccine delivery system ?ImuXen' and CBL's proprietary VitRIS stabilisation platform.

Swine Flu Situation as on 30th April 2009
World Health Organization has reported human cases of Swine Influenza A [H1N1] caused by a re-assorted Swine flu virus. As on 29th April, 2009 nine countries have officially reported 148 cases of swine influenza A/H1N1 infection with 8 deaths.

Australia working on swine flu vaccine
Australian researchers started working hard to develop a vaccine to counter the deadly disease swine influenza.

Influenza pandemic alert raised from phase 4 to 5
Based on assessment of all available information and following several expert consultations, Dr Margaret Chan, WHO's Director-General raised the current level of influenza pandemic alert from phase 4 to 5.

US declares public health emergency for swine flu
The Department of Health and Human Services of USA issued a nationwide public health emergency declaration in response to recent human infections with a newly discovered swine influenza A (swine flu) virus.

20 human cases of swine flu in US
Human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have been identified in the United States. As of 9:00 AM on April 26, CDC has confirmed 20 human cases of swine flu in the U.S.:

Swine influenza alert for all countries, WHO
In response to cases of swine influenza A(H1N1), reported in Mexico and the United States of America, the Director-General convened a meeting of the Emergency Committee to assess the situation and advise her on appropriate responses.

Human Swine Influenza Investigation in US
Human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have been identified in the U.S. in San Diego County and Imperial County, California as well as in San Antonio, Texas.

New tools to study H5N1 vaccines for Bird Flu
An in-depth analysis of blood from patients recovering from the H5N1 avian influenza virus has provided important insights into how to combat the potentially lethal virus.

Human vaccine against bird flu soon
A vaccine to protect humans from a bird flu pandemic is within reach after a new discovery by researchers at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Influenza vaccines studies determined by the sponsor
Industry-sponsored studies on influenza vaccines are published in journals with higher rankings (impact factors) and are cited more than studies with other sponsors, but this is not because they are bigger or better, finds a study published on bmj.com today.

Avian influenza situation in Egypt - a new case detected
The Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt has announced a new human case of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection. The case is a 21-months old female from 6th October Governorate, Kerdasa District whose symptoms began on 9 January 2009.

New case of human infection with avian influenza, Viet Nam
The Ministry of Health in Viet Nam has reported a new confirmed case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The case has been confirmed at the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE).

Scientists isolate genes that made 1918 flu lethal
By mixing and matching a contemporary flu virus with the "Spanish flu" - a virus that killed between 20 and 50 million people 90 years ago in history's most devastating outbreak of infectious disease - researchers have identified a set of three genes that helped underpin the extraordinary virulence of the 1918 virus.

Influenza Flu trends from Google.org
By tracking the popularity of certain Google search queries, Google's engineers have discovered that they can accurately estimate the level of flu in each state, in near real time.

2 doses of flu vaccine needed against bird flu pandemic
An international study led by University of Leicester researchers has determined that vaccination will be the best way to protect people in the event of the next influenza pandemic ? but that each person would need two doses.

VereFlu portable lab-on-chip for detection of bird flu
Following the success of the evaluation trials conducted at the prestigious National University Hospital of Singapore, Veredus Laboratories and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) announced the commercial availability of VereFlu, a portable lab-on-chip application for rapid detection of all major influenza types at the point of need.

Bird flu could strike again in India, warns FAO
India is to be commended for its successful efforts to control the recent worst-ever outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the state of West Bengal, FAO said today. The agency warned, however, that intensive surveillance should continue in high-risk areas as the possibility of new outbreaks remains high.

Genetic breakthrough boosting natural immunity
Researchers at McGill University have discovered a way to boost an organism's natural anti-virus defences, effectively making its cells immune to influenza and other viruses.

US' 49 states gripped with influenza
After relatively low levels of influenza activity in the early part of the season, since January influenza activity has been picking up in the US. This week 44 states are reporting widespread influenza activity. This is up from 31 states reporting widespread activity last week. Five states are reporting regional activity, making 49 states overall.

Update on Avian Influenza in West Bengal, India
No suspected human cases of Avian Influenza have been detected in any of the affected districts in West Bengal, in India. Number of affected districts (14 districts) remains the same. In these districts, 48 blocks and five municipalities are involved.

Researchers cracking the code of bird flu time bomb
Researchers at Griffith University Institute for Glycomics, Queensland led by Professor Mark von Itzstein have developed a technique to 'crack-the-code' of the deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus. It will enable influenza virus specialists and drug researchers to interrogate one of the virus' key surface proteins without risk of infection.

European influenza viruses resistant to tamiflu, oseltamivir
Preliminary surveillance into antiviral drug susceptibility against seasonal flu viruses currently circulating in Europe has revealed that some of the A (H1N1) viruses (13%) have shown resistance to the antiviral drug, oseltamivir (Tamiflu). These viruses however, remain sensitive to the antivirals, zanamivir and amantadine.

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